How do i do a Stop Motion like thing on my Sony Handy Cam?

I have a Sony Handy Cam DCR-SR45E and i want to do a Stop Motion like thing, For example like in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2Bu-5E-sQ

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can i do it on my camera and how can i get to that mode?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The video you posted is called time lapse photography/video, where a picture is taken at timed intervals. When run together into a video, these images show a rapid passing of time. There are time lapse programs that can be used in tandem with a camera to automatically take a picture at any set interval.

    If your handy cam has a firewire or usb port, you can connect your camera to your computer and it can be recognized by stop motion software which can give you a live video feed and capture individual pictures, as well as export the images into a video file.

    To actually frame-grab and compile the movie, I'd suggest using Monkeyjam if you're on a PC. It's free.

    http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyja...

    AnimatorDV: Simple+ became freeware.

    http://www.animatordv.com/download7

    If you're on a Mac, you could try Framethief or FramebyFrame.

    http://www.framethief.com/

    http://web.mac.com/philipp.brendel/Software/FrameB...

    For any specific questions, you should check out www.stopmotionanimation.com

    It's a message board filled with stop motion animators helping eachother out. They even have a handbook section that has basic answers and info on a variety of stop motion topics (armatures, sets, cameras, etc)

    http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/handbook/

    AnimateClay.com also has some good beginner tutorials:

    http://www.animateclay.com/index.php?name=Sections...

  • 1 decade ago

    Stop motion generally isn't a camera mode. It is a process of taking hundreds of still photographs, with a slight movement of the subject between frames, then you put all of the frames together in order in a slide show or animation - this is stop motion.

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